Step one… Pick a destination. If you and the girls all live in London city-centre then you’ve probably already decided it’s easiest to stay put, but consider all the great options around. For something a bit unusual and cultured why not try Rome or Tallinn? Or if you don’t fancy jetting off why not head over to Galway, Edinburgh or Cheltenham? Once you’ve decided on a location it’ll be easier to sort the rest, and as a general rule flights and travel arrangements can be cheaper if booked well in advance.
Step two… Pick your activities. Typically cocktail mixing and burlesque dancing are popular choices but if you fancy trying your hand at something totally different how about life drawing, circus skills or a river cruise? If you’re an active sort (we applaud you) then how about getting the girls busy trying white-water-rafting, ice skating or even tank driving?! The world is your energetic oyster!
Step three… Decide who to invite. This can be a tricky one- you don’t want too many people but you want to make sure all your nearest-and-dearest girlfriends are invited. Grab your wedding invite list and work from there, whittling it down to a manageable number. Then handcraft some pretty invites or create an online event, and get inviting!
Step four… Manage the money. Keep track of who’s paid what, to avoid any confusion and awkward moments. It might be easiest to make a spread sheet so that you can keep track of the amount before the final monies need to be paid. It’s important to let the girls know early on how much they’re going to be paying so that they’re fully aware of the commitment and have a time frame in which to pay.
Step five… Have fun! It’s your special day and you deserve to relax with your best friends and have an amazing time. If you’re all together with great things to do and much gossip to be had then you’re bound to make some excellent memories, and create stories that’ll be talked about for years to come.
There’s the guide then ladies, good luck planning and have a fantastic time!
This is a guest post by Gen from hen party organisers GoHen.